How could one possibly give an equitable explanation for this eclectic mix of genius musicality? It is avant gard, it is at times quirky, enigmatic to be sure. This is fun music, new jazz I would call it, very well played. Salute Elliot Galvin Trio, well done.
'He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s - great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises.’ John Fordham
ELLIOT GALVIN TRIO:
ELLIOT GALVIN piano, kalimba, melodicas, accordion, cassette player and stylophone
TOM McCREDIE double bass
SIMON ROTH drums, percussion and glockenspiel
released July 29, 2016
Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates, although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. From deconstructing standards to creating his own microtonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious, drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhoof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce. A regular collaborator with Laura Jurd, he also plays in a free improv duo with Mark Sanders. But his main artistic vehicle is the Elliot Galvin Trio, which in 2014 was announced winner of the European Young Jazz Artist of the Year Award in Germany. That same year they released their debut album ‘Dreamland’ to rave reviews, with the Guardian calling it “audaciously accomplished” ****, Jez Nelson (BBC Radio 3, Jazz on 3) saying it was “Perhaps one of the strongest debuts that I've heard from a UK artist in a long while... extremely bold and progressive" and The German magazine 'JazzThing' naming it as an album of the year.
Punch is their second album and their debut for Edition Records.
Recorded at Studio P4, Funkhaus, Berlin on December 1st - 3rd , 2015 by Marco Birkner.
Mixed at Funkhaus, Berlin in January 2016 by Marco Birkner.
Mastered at Stockholm Mastering, Sweden in March 2016 by Thomas Eberger.
All music composed by Elliot Galvin except ‘Mack The Knife’ composed by Kurt Weill and
arranged by Elliot Galvin and ‘Rolling’ composed by Elliot Galvin, Tom McCredie, Simon Roth
and Marco Birkner.
Artwork by Darren Rumney
Photography by Dave Stapleton
Artwork Direction by Elliot Galvin Trio
One of the rising stars of UK jazz, Elliot is a key member of Dinosaur, led by Laura Jurd. A superbly gifted composer and
pianist, his maverick imagination and magpie-like ability to blend a disparate world of influences has seen him compared to Django Bates....more
Downloaded this album as i'm a huge fan of Phronesis. Had it playing in my music room while I was stuffing around on the computer. Really got me in in and in no time I was listening seriously. Excellent music. Love Jurds trumpet and all the other players. Very, very good.
Deano Dean Bull
September 2018. It's July 2020 now. I'm feeling that's too long, y'know..?
This stuff's addictive. You just have to get more of it.
The composition and performance on show are in a class of their own. But I say that every time.
This is jazz like nothing else. Peter Jones
Yet another very delicious ride on the adventure that is Phronesis. Complex without losing musicality.
Only downside on this is the production has a rather irritating level boost at the quiet end of the tracks. Peter Jones